I recently did the quilting on this southwestern design quilt.
If you look closely it now has Kokopelli dancing all over it.
The thread is Superior Threads, Rainbows; color: Brass Band.
I made a little progress on Warm Winter Cheer last week.
A few more stars:
And a Christmas tree:
That tree is going to need a bright star at the top and some embellishment!
In the borders I am using a pattern from Darlene Epp’s Borders and Sashing pocket guide. Ms Epp’s pocket guides are a great source of inspiration.
Here it is on the back.
And in the sashing I am using a simple meander.
I haven’t started quilting the blocks yet. I’m still pondering the thread to use. I’m leaning toward a Rainbows variegated;
I have almost three rows of Warm Winter Cheer finished.
When I was in college one of my drawing professors always emphasized, “Bring the whole drawing up together!” By that he meant to never let one area of the drawing to get to a more advanced stage of completion than the rest of the drawing; keep the whole drawing at the same stage of completion.
So, applying that to quilting I suppose that means I should make all the blocks before assembling any of the blocks with the sashing. That way the whole quilt would be brought up together.
I always feel a little guilty because I don’t work that way. I like to go ahead and finish a little bit of the quilt ahead of time so that I can see that all of the colors I’m using in the blocks looks good with the colors in the sashing and borders and that everything is working together.
But I also think a little bit of it comes from the fact that I get terribly bored with making the same blocks over and over so I jump ahead! But I’m at the point now where I need to just start cranking out those blocks, bored or not!
Toby Lischko gave the presentation at the New Braunfels Area Quilt Guild yesterday. It was a great presentation. Toby had lots of wonderful tips to share with us and also lots of great quilts to show; my favorite being Geese on the Loose. If you ever get the chance to see her presentation I highly recommend going!
I got a few more blocks completed for my Warm Winter Cheer quilt.
Take a look at the top left corner… how did that blue square get into the center of that gold star?!!! And further more, why did I not notice it until it was completed and hanging on the design wall? Sewing in my sleep again, I guess!
I’m considering using some sashing. What do you think?